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Presentation: An Introduction to M

by Abel Avram on  Oct 30, 2008

During PDC 2008, David Langworthy, Architect at Microsoft, and Don Box, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, held a presentation about Oslo, focusing especially on the modeling language M, explaining what is and what is not, and also demonstrating using M to create a data model.

Microsoft’s Modeling Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 26, 2008

Based on their vision to deliver on the promise of model-driven development in SOA where business users, SOA architects and developers will be able to use the modeling tools to collaborate on composite applications, Microsoft has recently made several announcements about its modeling strategy.

Oracle BPM Roadmap Revealed

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 12, 2008

During Oracle’s Open World conference last month, Oracle has revealed their BPM strategy and roadmap. The centerpiece of this strategy is building a unified BPM platform based on the strength of existing Oracle’s assets and BEA acquisition.

Microsoft Announces the Next Generation of Visual Studio

by Abel Avram on  Sep 30, 2008 1

Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.

Microsoft Joins the OMG: UML or DSL?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 11, 2008 3

There has been some debate recently to understand the meaning of Microsoft's support for UML. Is Microsoft going away from Domain Specific Languages or are UML and DSL complementary? Is UML becoming a notation more than a language? InfoQ spoke with Jack Greenfield to get some of these answers.

Article: 8 Reasons Why Model-Driven Approaches (will) Fail

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 30, 2008 15

When you want to build model-driven software you’ll need to devise a methodology based on ideas and experiences from others. Johan den Haan shares 8 gotchas of Model Driven Engineering. One of the key points in the article focuses on the use of graphical tools vs general purpose languages.

Article: Domain-Driven Design at the Center of an Evolving Architecture

by Floyd Marinescu on  Jul 29, 2008 15

Domain driven design can be most readily applied to stable domains but it becomes more challenging when the domain itself is in a state of flux and development. This is common in Agile projects, and happens also when the business itself is trying to evolve. This article examines how we used DDD in the context of a two-year programme of work to rethink and rebuild guardian.co.uk.

Presentation: Managing Variability in Product-Lines

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jul 18, 2008

Managing commonality and variability is the core of product line engineering. In this presentation, Markus Völter illustrates how model-driven and aspect oriented software development help addressing the challenge of managing variability in product line engineering.

MindScape Has Released LightSpeed 2.0

by Abel Avram on  Jul 15, 2008

MindScape has released version 2.0 of their domain modeling and ORM tool. LightSpeed 2.0 includes a visual domain model designer integrated with Visual Studio 2008, support for LINQ and the ability to access multiple databases concurrently.

Article: Best Practices for Model-Driven Software Development

by Floyd Marinescu on  Jun 25, 2008 6

Model-driven software development no longer belongs to the fringes of the industry but is being applied in more and more software projects with great success. In this article, experienced MDD practitioners pass on some best practices based on the experiences gathered over years of development.

Are Business Analysts Ready to Become Programmers?

by James Vastbinder on  May 23, 2008 3

Microsoft seems to think so as they prepare to deliver on the Oslo vision. Back in November 2007 Doug Purdy made a veiled reference to a new project in development calling it "Emacs.NET". This fueled rampant speculation far from the intended mark.

A Fair Comparison of REST and WS-* using an Architectural Decision Framework: is the Debate Over?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 06, 2008 4

Olaf Zimmermann and his colleagues have developed a general Architectural Decision Framework. In this paper presented at WWW 2008, they demonstrate how this framework can be used to compare REST and WS-* an possibly end an almost decade long debate.

Interview: Markus Voelter about Software Architecture Documentation

by Abel Avram on  May 05, 2008 5

InfoQ interviewed Markus Voelter about the importance of writing software architecture documentation and the problems noticed by him when it comes to creation of useful software design documents.

Interview: Smalltalk Dave about Programming Languages, SOA, MDA and the Web

by Sadek Drobi on  Apr 30, 2008 3

In an interview at OOPSLA, Dave Thomas talks about the reasons for the rise of Java, what's behind Web 2.0, MDA and SOA, the rise of dynamic languages and the opportunities that he sees in the web as a platform.

Combining General Purpose Languages and Domain Specific Languages for Model Driven Engineering

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 21, 2008 1

In his last blog post, Johan den Haan asks one of the key questions of model driven engineering. The article is didactic and explains how ontological and linguistic metamodels can be combined (orthogonally) to simplify code generation while enabling the combination of general purpose languages and domain specific languages concepts. He uses BPEL and BPMN as a supporting example.

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